From the Vault: Mind Flayers

Behold the mind flayer... Art by Gabriel Cassata (

If you've watched Stranger Things 2, then you know another beloved Dungeons and Dragons monster pops up as an analogy for an extra-dimensional menace: the mind flayer. Join Robert and Christian for the 2016 episode "The Body Illithid: Science of the Mind Flayers," in which they explore the real-world science behind these tentacled, brain-sucking monsters.

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Topics in this Podcast: From the Vault, biology, monsters